St. Patrick's Day: Orange Glazed Beef Brisket

With five minutes at the beginning of your day, you can put beef and a few other ingredients into a crock pot for a delicious meal at the end of your day. This hearty dish delivers tender meat and a tasty gravy.

Too much salt on the meat for too long prior to smoking it will dry it out. And by the way, nearly all store bought barbecue rubs use salt as their first ingredient. So, keep that in mind. For me, the simple yet effective mixture of onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper - maybe some cumin - makes for a good rub. Take a look at the following 10 steps to smoking slow cooker beef brisket. They should get you up and running in no time.

I ended the bottle with two local cheeses. In the presence of a nutty, mild Provolone the Cabernet Sauvignon retained most of its characteristics but didn't meld well with the cheese. A marbled, yellow and orange Cheddar cheese flattened the wine.

Brunswick Stew: Ingredients--2 1/2 to 3 lbs chicken pieces; 2 quarts water; 1 onion, chopped; 2 cups cubed, cooked ham; 3 potatoes, diced; 2 (16 oz) cans diced tomatoes; 1 (10 oz) pkg frozen lima beans, partially thawed; 1 (10 oz) pkg frozen whole kernel corn, partially thawed; 2 tsp salt; 1/2 tsp seasoned salt; 1 tsp sugar; 1/4 tsp pepper. Directions: In slow cooking brisket combine chicken with water, onion, ham and potatoes. Cook, covered on low for 4 to 5 hours or until chicken is done. Lift chicken out of pot. Remove meat from bones and return chicken meat to pot. Add tomatoes, beans, corn, salt, seasoned, sugar and pepper. Turn control to high. Cover and cook for 1 hour. Serve with large individual bowls.

Put an olive oil in the pot in order to heat. Start being active . the meat and cooked it evenly. Take out the slow cooker and then place the meat as well as the remaining veggies inside. Include the pepper. In a different bowl, add up the flour and the boiling hot water then stir it up to make it paste. Add in this previously towards the crock pot. This can be used to thick a stew.

Being uncentered and ungrounded is associated with the air element, vata, in Ayurveda, traditional Indian beef brisket and cabbage. For whatever reason, vata is easily unbalanced. You know your vata is out of balance if you start to feel unfocused and spacey-headed. All of the above scenarios can throw your vata out.

My third and final meal was a slow cooking beef stew with chickpeas. This Merlot tasted of black cherries and chocolate and had lovely tannins. It was slightly short in acidity, but was almost there. In the presence of a tomato-based, moderately spicy Turkish salad (more of a salsa) the wine seemed balanced. Given the salad's acidity I didn't notice any acidity shortfall in the wine.

Corned beef, roast beef, turkey, pastrami. The list goes on and on and you can get them all; heck, you can get them all on one plate. Frances' assembles more than 30 deli sandwiches, most dubbed triple-deckers, as they're stacked with not only a literal three or more inches of meat, but also three pieces of bread (your choice of rye, challa, black, wheat, or sourdough).

Add twinkle lights to trees, fence or frame. The clear ones with a golden tint are almost like candlelight and a few well placed candles are a great touch. Put some tiny gravel or sand in the bottom of old glass jars and then steady some chunky candles in them. If becomes a little breezy, they won't blow out. The jars make excellent hurricanes and can safely double as walkway lights.